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A statistical study of the triple-link model in the synoptic problem

By Andris Abakuks

Abstract

In New Testament studies, the synoptic problem is concerned with the relationships among the gospels of Matthew, Mark and Luke. In the present paper a careful specification in probabilistic terms is set up of what is known as the triple-link model, and, as a special case, the double-link model. Counts of the numbers of verbal agreements among the gospels are examined to investigate which of the possible triple-link models appears to give the best fit to the data

Topics: ems
Publisher: Wiley Blackwell
Year: 2006
OAI identifier: oai:eprints.bbk.ac.uk.oai2:133

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